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Bachelet deplores lack of access to Xinjiang

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has denounced the lack of access to Xinjiang province. “I regret that I am not able to report progress on my efforts to seek meaningful access to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.,” Bachelet said during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council sessions on Monday, according to Reuters. The UN human rights envoy is trying to investigate reports of serious human rights abuses against Muslim Uighurs. Her office has been negotiating access to Xinjiang since as early as 2018 (China.Table reported). Bachelet’s effort is actively supported by more than 40 countries (China.Table reported). Bachelet plans to soon release a report on the “available information on allegations of serious human rights violations” in Xinjiang. nib

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